Philip II, Count of Nevers

Philip II, Count of Nevers
Blason Bourgogne Nevers.svg
Coat of arms of the county of Nevers
Born October 1389
Villaines-en-Duesmois
Died 25 October 1415 (aged 25–26)
Noble family Valois-Burgundy
Spouse(s)
    Isabelle de Coucy
    (m. 1409; died 1411)
      (m. 1413)
      Father Philip the Bold
      Mother Margaret III of Flanders

      Phillip II, Count of Nevers (October 1389, Villaines-en-Duesmois – 25 October 1415, Agincourt) was the youngest son of Philip the Bold and Margaret III of Flanders.[1]

      He succeeded his brothers, John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Anthony, Duke of Brabant, as Count of Nevers and Rethel respectively after each of them acceded to their duchies.[2]

      He married in Soissons, on 9 April 1409, Isabelle de Coucy (d. 1411),[3] daughter of Enguerrand VII de Coucy and Isabelle of Lorraine. They had two children:

      • Philip of Nevers (1410 – 1411/aft. 1415)
      • Margaret of Nevers (1411–1411/12)

      He married again, in Beaumont-en-Artois on 20 June 1413, Bonne of Artois, daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu.[3] They had two sons:

      He also had four illegitimate children by various mistresses.

      In spite of his elder brother John's ambivalent position and ultimate refusal to come to the aid of the royal army in the face of the English invasion of Henry V in 1415, Philip was with the French army at the Battle of Agincourt, and both he and his brother Anthony were killed in the battle.[2] He was succeeded by his son Charles.

      References

      1. ^ Vaughan 2009, p. 110-111.
      2. ^ a b Vaughan 2009, p. 81.
      3. ^ a b c d Vaughan 2010, p. xviii.

      References

      • Vaughan, Richard (2009). Philip the Bold. The Boydell Press.
      • Vaughan, Richard (2010). Philip the Good. The Boydell Press.


      Philip II, Count of Nevers
      Cadet branch of the House of Valois
      Born: October 1389 Died: 25 October 1415
      Preceded by Count of Nevers
      1405–1415
      Succeeded by
      Preceded by Count of Rethel
      1407–1415


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